Sign up for May classes at UCOP
As a UCOP employee, you can access an array of career-boosting courses and resources. Sign up for a live virtual training to connect with colleagues and ask questions in real-time, or check out our self-paced offerings to accommodate your busy schedule.
New to UCOP? Be sure to start by signing up for New Employee Orientation, taking place May 10 from 10 – 11 a.m. (PT)
Live virtual classes and workshops
All listings reflect Pacific Time.
Map out your career
UCOP Writing SMART goals in STEP
May 4, 10 – 10:30 a.m. | May 24, 2 – 2:30 p.m.
Do you need some support in choosing and writing effective goals? At this hands-on workshop, you’ll get goal-writing tips in a supportive atmosphere and will leave with at least one draft goal to discuss with your manager.
Learn to work smarter — in the office and at home
May 10, 1 – 3 p.m. (Register by May 5)
With today’s information overload, it’s increasingly challenging to get and stay organized. This workshop is designed to help users who manage a great deal of information in electronic and/or paper formats, and those who want to design a workspace that’s more conducive to creativity and productivity. Learn a realistic and practical approach for “total organization.”
Tools for Adapting to Change
May 19, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Register by May 16)
This interactive workshop will share techniques to help you stay calm, clear-minded and adaptive, even when situations quickly change. Learn how to diagnose and optimize your default stress style, make good decisions (even when information is confusing or limited) and create structure for yourself and others. You’ll leave knowing how to move yourself and others out of freeze-fight-flight mode and prepared for whatever comes your way.
Project Management I
In this three-part series led by The Center for Project Management, you’ll learn the fundamentals of how to initiate, create and manage projects. The course takes place over three sessions — please register for each separately using the links below. Read this Link article for more information about the series.
– May 25: Initiating projects
– June 2: Planning and estimating a project
– June 8: Scheduling and tracking a project
Build your knowledge of social-emotional learning (SEL) and diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI)
Emotional Intelligence: Attain Results Through People
May 3, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Learn the fundamentals of emotional intelligence, then take part in interactive exercises to experience various aspects of emotional intelligence and formulate strategies and behaviors to develop ongoing practices. This session will teach you to use self- and social-awareness to better relate to and motivate people, manage difficult situations, navigate conflict and more.
May 6, 10 – 11 a.m.
Learn how to reduce stress and increase your effectiveness at work through simple mindfulness techniques.
Driving Inclusion in the Hybrid Work Environment
May 11, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Many of the initiatives that organizations take to drive diversity, equity and inclusion are designed for a pre-pandemic, on-site workforce. However, organizations that focus on sustainable strategies that are proven to increase employee inclusion in hybrid work are more successful. This webinar, hosted by Gartner, will review the 44 initiatives identified in Gartner’s Inclusion Index that organizations are taking on to advance DEI in a hybrid work environment.
— Note that registration for this webinar is through Gartner, not the UC Learning Center. If you have not yet created an account, you can do so here by registering with your UCOP email address.
Inclusive Hybrid and Virtual Meetings
May 13, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Inclusive meetings lead to a climate of openness as well as greater teamwork and decision ownership. This workshop features techniques to facilitate virtual and hybrid meetings that include all voices and engage your participants. Topics include meeting structures that foster engagement, tailoring engagement strategies for participants and objectives and best practices for hybrid and remote meetings.
Belonging and Inclusion Toward an Anti-Racist Organization
May 24, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
This workshop is an opportunity to deeply explore the application and behaviors of the UCOP Core Competency of Belonging and Inclusion. While not a new concept, the notion of creating inclusive workspaces where each person feels connected and a sense of belonging has increased exponentially with the increasing normalcy of remote engagement and our country’s continued tension around race. In this workshop, you’ll learn relevant facts and concrete examples of change, then explore how to ask the hard questions needed for change.
Boost your tech-savvy
Microsoft PowerPoint Techniques
May 5, 10 – 11:30 a.m. (Register by May 2)
Learn powerful techniques that can help you save significant time, better manipulate and format presentations, convey information in a compelling way and collaborate with others more effectively. We’ll cover dozens of navigation and formatting tips and shortcuts, including master slides. We’ll share data presentation tips, including creating tables, charts and diagrams within PowerPoint and importing assets from other applications. We’ll also show how SmartArt can add visual elements that make your presentation more memorable, as well as other presentation best practices to increase impact.
May 11, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Want to know how to securely store sensitive data in Box? Interested in how to get data into Box via email or URL? Sign up for this advanced Box class and we will cover a wide range of topics including setting up alerts to monitor folders and using Box groups to manage department collaborations.
Microsoft Access Techniques – Intermediate
May 26, 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
This workshop is for business users who are familiar and comfortable with the basics of working with Microsoft Access objects and want to expand their skills to include some of Access’s more advanced features.
For people managers: Support yourself and your team
People Leaders Forum: Self-Care for Leaders
May 13, 1 – 2 p.m.
People Leaders Forums, offered every second Friday from 1 – 2 p.m., are monthly opportunities for supervisors to connect with one another. Develop leadership skills, build community, share best practices, swap strategies for navigating current challenges and learn to better support yourself and your team! Our May workshop will focus on creating strong teams and will feature Zoanne Nelson, associate vice president, finance and administration, UC Health. And, save the date: On June 10, we’ll cover team professional development with Jenna Allen, executive director and deputy of Institutional Research and Planning, UCOP.
Self-paced learning: LinkedIn Learning Collections
The UCOP Learning and Development team has personally vetted and recommended hundreds of courses in LinkedIn Learning. Collections include Mission and Vision Focus, Problem Solving, Social and Emotional Skills at Work, Technology Courses for UCOP and more. To view all collections:
- Log in to your LinkedIn Learning account
- In the top navigation, go to Browse > University of California Office of the President
- Scroll down to Collections from University of California Office of the President
- Select Show All